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The Red Tent (1969)
"Krasnaya palatka" (original title)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  23 December 1969 (Italy)
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

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(as Mickail K. Kalatozov)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nurse Valeria
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Aviator Lundborg (as Hardy Kruger)
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Gen. Umberto Nobile
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Romagna, Rescue Coordinator
Luigi Vannucchi ...
Capt. Zappi
Mario Adorf ...
Biagi, Radio Operator
Eduard Martsevich ...
Finn Malmgren, Meteorologist
Grigoriy Gay ...
Samoilovich, Captain of Krassin Russian Icebreaker (as Grigori Gaj)
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Chuknovsky, Icebreaker Pilot
Nikolai Ivanov ...
Kolka, Amateur Radioman
Boris Khmelnitskiy ...
Viglieri
Yuriy Solomin ...
Troiani
Yuriy Vizbor ...
Behounek
Donatas Banionis ...
Mariano
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Storyline

The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the "Italia" airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The "ghosts" of people involved in the events appear in his memories to assist him in determining his guilt in the affair. The reminiscences are mixed with the real action: the flight of the "Italia", the air rescue operation from Kings Bay airfield, the expedition of the "Krassin" ice-breaker. A sort of human touch is added by the ever beautiful C.C. playing Malmgren's girlfriend. Written by E. Kocourek <e_kocourek@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

23 December 1969 (Italy)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The script, based on Yuri Nagibin's novel of the same title, was adapted by Yuri Nagibin and Mikhail Kalatozov.Due to a series of conflicts with the producer, who insisted on expanding the role of his mistress Claudia Cardinale, Nagibin couldn't complete the script and it was completed by De Concini and Bolt. See more »

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Finn Malmgren, Meteorologist: A red tent. A mark for the aircraft that will never come.
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The U.S. print, released by Paramount, lists the director as "Mickail K. Kalatozov." See more »

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"THE RED TENT" - an exciting spectacle of Arctic exploration
11 September 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

"The Red Tent", as it was called when released in most of the world, is a fascinating historical epic of Arctic exploration. In the 1920's, Italian General Nobile sought to be the first to fly over the North Pole in a dirigible, of all things! Much of the movie focuses on these efforts; unfortunately, the winds kick up and the air ship is ripped apart. Surviving crewmen end up in various locations on the ice and then procede to battle the elements and polar bears. The great arctic explorer Raoul Amundsen is called in as are the Soviets who pick up radio messages of the disaster; an ice breaker is then dispatched to assist in the rescue. Yes, it is an involved and realistiuc spectacle.

Peter Finch is very good as Nobile, and so is Connery as Amundsen - and it's an historic well-known fact that the first man to reach the South Pole, Amundsen, vanished in his attempt to save Nobile.

Of note is that the story is recounted in flashback much later in a sort of trial of Nobile in his home in Rome, as characters living and dead appear to confront or defend him. Whether or not Nobile was reckless or had bad luck, or just over reached himself, is for the viewer to determine from putting the stories together.

Somewhat long and overinvolved this is still an engrossing account of an epic Arctic disaster and the heroic rescue attempts that followed. If you see it, GRAB it.


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